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Sarada No Gomae - Salad with Sesame Dressing

I am not a big fan of salad, but I do have a soft spot for Japanese salad, mainly due to the lovely sesame dressing. The nuttiness and aroma of freshly toasted sesame seeds is what make this dressing a winner. To get the maximum flavor out of your sesame seeds, it is best if you dry toast them on a frying pan until golden brown and starts to vibrate. Then grind this freshly toasted sesame on a mortal and pestle (if you have one), or use a spice attachment for a blender which should do a fine job at turning this into lovely sesame seeds powder. Whisk the sesame powder with the rest of the dressing ingredients and you are in for a bit of salad heaven. ♥

Sarada No Gomae - Salad with Sesame Dressing

Sarada No Gomae - Salad with Sesame Dressing

Sarada No Gomae - Salad with Sesame Dressing

5.0 from 2 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 45 mins

Total Time: 45 mins

Serves: 4

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  • Salad ingredients
  • 1 lettuce, washed and drained, tear into bite size pieces
  • 2 tomatoes, washed and drained, cut into bite size pieces
  • 20 green beans, blanched and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 cucumbers, peeled and seeded, cut into bite size pieces
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, cut into bite size pieces
  • Sesame dressing (whisk together the following ingredients)
  • 3 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted and grind into powder
  • 2 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Lightly toss salad ingredients together in a mixing bowl, then divide into four individual salad bowls.
  2. Divide the dressing into four servings. Drizzle on top of the salad prior to serving.
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  • Dedy@Dentist Chef Dedy@Dentist Chef says:

    what a lovely salad dressing, fortunately i hade a tahini paste in my kitchen rack... i guess i'm gonna use for making htis kind of sesame dressing!

    • Anita Anita says:

      You are right Dedy, tahini will work just as well :)

  • Yi @ Yi Reservation Yi @ Yi Reservation says:

    This is nice and refreshing and probably something I need after all this holiday eating. It's amazing how simply this salad is yet I love it so much. Great post!

    • Anita Anita says:

      Haha, I know exactly what you meant Yi. I am the same too, hence, the salad :D

  • Milky Milky says:

    I just made the dressing for a bag of ready mixed salad, and it was super. I didn't have any sesame seeds on hand, but I have a jar of Chinese sesame paste so I used that instead (probably just 2 Tbsp is enough for paste?) It was exactly like the side salads from a Japanese restaurant, but richer and more tasty. Since it was all pantry ingredients, it also saves space in the fridge from buying a whole bottle of dressing!

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